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Sick Visits

Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic -  - Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in New Albany, MS

If you or your child develops an illness that doesn’t subside in a day or two or is also accompanied by a high fever, you should schedule a sick visit with the medical team at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic in New Albany, Mississippi. The compassionate and experienced health care providers diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses to help you and your family recover and get back to your regular activities. Call the practice or schedule an appointment for a sick visit online today.

Sick Visits Q & A

What is a Sick Visit?

If you or your child isn’t well and needs medical attention, schedule a sick visit at Medicine & Pediatric Clinic, where your experienced health care provider can diagnose your illness and provide treatment to heal your body and relieve your symptoms. The practice offers walk-in, same-day and next-day appointments whenever possible.

What Conditions Should a Health Care Professional Treat?

The medical experts at Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic diagnose and treat a wide range of illnesses, including:

  • Colds and flu
  • Sore throats, including strep throat
  • Ear infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Rashes
  • Persistent headaches, stomach aches, and musculoskeletal pain

Call the practice or make an appointment online if you or your child has symptoms that don’t subside after a day or two of rest.

When Should I Bring My Child to the Office for a Sick Visit?

As a parent, you want to make sure your child receives the immediate medical attention they deserve. While a fever is a sign that your child’s body is fighting an infection, you should contact your provider if your child is younger than 3 months, if they are listless or weak, or if their fever is 104 degrees or higher.

You should also make an appointment for your child if they’re persistently vomiting or experiencing diarrhea, as this could lead to dehydration. Other symptoms that indicate a need for a sick visit include a cold that doesn’t subside or go away after a few days of rest, a rash that accompanies other symptoms, such as fever and listlessness, or if your little one complains of pain when they urinate.

What Should I Expect During a Sick Visit?

When you or your child have a sick visit, you’ll spend 15-30 minutes with your provider. They’ll ask about your symptoms, overall health, and medical history. Your provider will run a few tests to gather more information about what illness could be causing your symptoms. For example, they may take a throat culture or a blood sample.

Once your provider diagnoses the illness, they prescribe treatments to relieve your symptoms and aid your recovery. For example, they may prescribe antibiotics to help your body fight off a bacterial infection, such as strep throat or bacterial sinusitis.

If you aren’t feeling well and have symptoms that aren’t subsiding, call Internal Medicine & Pediatric Clinic or schedule an appointment for a sick visit online today.